Space Flute Duet: Alumna’s Salute to Yuri Gagarin

by Nancy DuVergne Smith on June 5, 2012 · 2 comments

in In the News

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman ’83, circling Earth aboard the International Space Station, and musician Ian Anderson, founder of the rock band Jethro Tull, joined together for the first space-Earth duet recorded in this video.

NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Perform First Space-Earth Duet.

NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Perform First Space-Earth Duet.

Their performance last spring honored Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on the 50th anniversary of his flight circling the Earth, the first human journey into outer space.

Want to hear more about Cady’s flute flight and another tune? She actually brought four flutes on board including one made in Massachusetts, her native state.

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Bharat Bagepalli June 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

This is amazing! Only can MIT think of such possibilities.

Would have been great to have some photos and and article on Gagarin. Is he still alive? What does he do now?




Nancy DuVergne Smith June 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

Gagarin died in 1968. You can read about his life in wikipedia:


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